CV Arts has unveiled another diverse and dynamic performance series for 2009-10. Canada’s top taiko drummers launch the season with their unique brand of West Coast music, October 21, while the pride of the East Coast, the Men of the Deeps, will give the grand finale performance next April. In between are the other headliners on this year’s marquee – Lennie Gallant, The McDades and the United Steel Workers of Montreal. Local music fans are calling this season’s line-up the best yet in the arts council’s 31-year history.
Curtains will rise for this exciting season of entertainment on October 21, featuring Uzume Taiko, Canada’s premiere professional taiko drumming group. The second show of the season on November 13 stars the critically acclaimed and multi-talened songwriter and singer Lennie Gallant. The series continues on February 4, 2010 with the appearance of Montreal’s beloved band United Steel Workers of Montreal, followed by The McDades, on March 26, 2010. The Juno award winning group is sure to be a crowd favorite with their Celtic-rooted and jazz-infused, cutting-edge sound. Last, but certainly not least, is the Men of the Deeps, Cape Breton’s world renowned choir of working and retired coal miners, who will bring the season to a dramatic close on April 18, 2010.
All shows are held at the Carleton North High Theatre in Bristol and begin at 8 p.m. CV Arts season passes are the lowest in Canada! Just $75 will admit you to five fantastic shows, with discounts for seniors and students. For more information on the 2009-10 season visit www.cvarts.ca
About CV Arts
CV Arts has a long and proud history of bringing Canada’s top talents to Carleton and Victoria stages, dating back to 1979 when it presented its first performance by The Canadian Brass. CV Arts is one of the few remaining volunteer arts councils in Atlantic Canada. In 2007, the arts council received the Community Presenter’s Award at Contact East, given in recognition of excellence and acheivement by a volunteer organization for its presentation of touring performances, programming and contribution to community life.